3 antiaging hand tricks you shouldn’t ignore from beauty pros
First things first: if you don’t already use dishwashing gloves, please get yourself a pair. Not only does soaking your nails in water cause them to expand and contract, making them brittle and weak over time, but hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and lipids. And with a compromised barrier, cracked, scaly, sticky hands tend to appear much more quickly.
But if you want to improve your hand care, why not moisten your paws at the same time? If you have extra cooking oil, try brushing it on your hands before putting on your gloves. Any organic, unrefined oil will do, but some of our favorites include extra virgin olive oil, which contains a high dose of vitamin E2; coconut oil that can help your skin increase collagen production3 and can help improve4 humidity level and barrier function5; and avocado oil, which contains oleic acid and monounsaturated fats.
Steam water during washing can also increase skin permeability6, which can help skin-softening lipids and antioxidants penetrate deeper into pores. Call it a DIY hand mask moment.